Celcom, as one of three 3G service providers currently operating in Malaysia (The others being Maxis Communications, and U Mobile), also has the widest 3G & HSDPA coverage in the country of 25 million people. Celcom’s 3G service was launched on May 17, 2005, in conjunction with the World Telecommunications Day, and has covered major towns such as Klang Valley, Penang, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Genting Highlands and Kulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park at initial roll out.
Its 3G service continued to expand to various parts of the country in 2006. As of April 1st, 2006, Celcom already has 3G network in areas such as Kuching, Seremban, Alor Star, Sungai Petani, Tanjung Malim, Ipoh, Bukit Merah, Taiping, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, Perlis and Kota Kinabalu. The deployment of HSDPA by Celcom allows download speeds of up to 3.6 MB/s.